Coconut-Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

For the shortcakes: 

1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing

2 tablespoons sour cream

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes and frozen

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

For the toppings:

2 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. Make the shortcakes: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk the heavy cream, sour cream and vanilla in a small bowl; refrigerate until ready to use. Pulse the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor until combined. Add the butter; pulse until the mixture looks like fine meal. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the chocolate chips and 1 cup shredded coconut. Gently fold in the heavy cream mixture using a rubber spatula until just combined.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 pieces on the prepared baking sheet; pat into 3-inch rounds (about 1 inch high). Brush the rounds with heavy cream and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded coconut. Bake until lightly browned and slightly firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet.
  3. Meanwhile, make the toppings: Toss the strawberries, 1/4 cup brown sugar and the vanilla in a medium bowl; set aside.
  4. Just before serving, beat the heavy cream, sour cream and the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Split the shortcakes in half; sandwich the strawberries and cream between the halves.

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